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Social gathering reported as 'coronavirus
party,' Walla Walla Co. commissioners say

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 5/9/2020 10:56:17 AM

Walla Walla County leaders are responding on Thursday after health officials walked back their claims that people in the county were holding "coronavirus parties" in an attempt to contract the disease. County health officials had previously said they knew of multiple instances of people hosting these parties, thinking they would be infected with the disease then develop immunity. The story got widespread attention and was picked up by local media outlets (snip) After the story ran on KREM on Wednesday, a Walla Walla County Health Department spokesperson reached out to "recall" their comments and explained that the parties weren't intended to infect people.

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Health officials were eager to spread the rumor, but reluctant to admit it was false.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: kennedylaw 5/9/2020 11:24:16 AM (No. 405995)
"We lied, but it's ok because we are Democrats."
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Right Time 5/9/2020 12:25:22 PM (No. 406072)
It isn't Fake News just because I have no proof or evidence beyond a rumor. It coulda happened
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bobmadison 5/9/2020 12:30:16 PM (No. 406074)
In Louisiana, one of the reddest of red states, our Dem. Gov. announced the hiring of 250 "Social Checkers," better known as "Social Police." I'm telling you folks, these are truly frightening, scary times we live in.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 5/9/2020 2:16:11 PM (No. 406197)
Life is all about choices. Choose carefully. You might not like the outcome.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lftrn97 5/9/2020 8:12:53 PM (No. 406459)
#3: saw a great name for these new "observers" -- Flu Klux Klan.
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